Allison R. Davis

Director of Regional Programs, Global Greengrants

Allison has a background in human rights, international philanthropy, and anthropology. She joined Global Greengrants in 2014 after working at Oxfam America in research and evaluation, and she has also worked for various initiatives using participatory research to inform public policy. She spends her free time thinking about environmental education and running a green club for kids in Mountain View, California. She is co-author of Climate Justice and Women’s Rights, and she holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona.

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How Participatory Grantmaking Can Strengthen Your Philanthropy

Posted on October 2, 2020 by Exponent Philanthropy, Allison R. Davis

This article was originally published by Exponent Philanthropy and is re-posted here with permission. Money affects power dynamics in relationships and as donors, we have the responsibility to send money carefully. When considering alternatives to a traditional funding approach, participatory grantmaking leverages knowledgeable input and democratic checks and balances. Being participatory is more than soliciting outside advice; it means inviting… Read More

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